Lush vs MAC – Battle of the Highlighters

So, I’m sure we’re all aware of the makeup trends such as strobing, contouring and most recently chroming and to be completely honest, I’m not a fan of them all, however, I do love a bit of strobing. I feel this makeup technique really accentuates my strong facial bone structure (I have high cheek bones) and overall creates a makeup look that glows, sparkles… and slays to the gods!

When I first heard of strobing I had to book myself a MAC makeup lesson to help me achieve a glowing look. The lady that was teaching me recommended MAC’s Strobing Cream – a luminous cream that highlights.  This cream truly does work to give your look a glowing luminous touch. You can use it under your makeup or mix it into your foundation and blend it into places that you want the light to catch – cheekbones, chin, eyebrow bone and down the centre of your nose.

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Finished Makeup after my MAC class with my lovely makeup artist
While I don’t use it all the time, when I’m on a girls night out, it works a treat and gives your look that extra pizzaz!

I checked into LUSH to look around their new products (I had no idea they did cosmetics) the other day, and the customer assistant recommended a product called Feeling Younger after asking if I had heard of MAC’s strobing cream. She made me try it on, saying it was another alternative to the cream, and I was instantly impressed, so I took  tester home to try out with my makeup – and let me tell you it’s a strong contender in the highlighting game!

Lush’s Feeling Younger is highly pigmented, has more of a golden shimmer and is less pearlised compared to MAC’s strobing Cream, which has a more of a silver finish to it.

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Lush -Feeling Younger (Top) MAC – Strobing Cream (Bottom)
As you can see the two are completely different pigments so, I decided to do a look using the Lush’s Feeling Younger and I was pleasantly surprised.

SONY DSCLush really bought it’s A -game with this highlighter. It blended well with my foundation and was so easy to blend in on top of my foundation, allowing me to really show off and highlight my features. I also love that it has a golden matte shimmer, which I feel suits my dark skin tone a lot more that MAC’s strobe cream which is more of a silvery iridescent glow. What was an absolute plus, was that this product can be built upon, the more I put on the more shimmer was visible, which I don’t feel can be achieved with the Strobing Cream. I dont feel the image gives it justice, but I loved just how shimmery my highlights were.

On this occasion I feel Lush won the highlighting war, which I am completely surprised about as I’ve never tried anything from their cosmetic section, but I’m happy I did!

What do you think about this look? What’s your favourite highlighter and will you be trying Lush’s lush products? Let me know…

 

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15 thoughts on “Lush vs MAC – Battle of the Highlighters

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  2. Excellent you look fantastic look at that highlight in the first pic , not to mention your eyeshadow, eyebrows and lipstick…just the whole damn look! what lippie is that I love it? Did the makeup girl do it or both of you? By the swatches I can’t tell which one would look better on if I bought one. Lush looks lovely on you too I too am surprised as it looks so in your face on your hand Thought it would be really bright! I really want a highlighter but haven’t found one I really like all the powder ones on the hughstreet I find too chalky. Next time I go into Lush I will defo go and swatch this after your post:-)

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    1. Thanks girl… At mac the mua done all of my makeup but they give you the option for them to tell you what to do so you can do it at home… Its a nice day out and the money you pay for the lesson you can use against items which is cool

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  3. I had no idea Lush did make-up – glad this came up on my Twitter feed πŸ™‚ will definitely have to check it out – I have fairly pale skin but it’s warm/yellow toned and silvery products can look awkward on me, so this sounds great!

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